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Home visit: ideas from two colourful kids’ rooms

There are no rules for using colour in kids’ rooms. Who says pink is for girls and blue is for boys? Take a look at these two rooms and use them as a starting point to help you and your child design a bedroom that’s as unique as they are…

A kids’ bedroom decorated in red and patterns.
A kids’ bedroom decorated in red and patterns.

Room to grow and feel confident. Give children room to grow in both an emotional and practical sense. ‘We never saw Elle (6) as a pastels girl – that’s showing through as she experiments with clothes and art. Red suits her strong personality,’ says Pia. Elle’s bed is extendable so it grows with her. And textiles like her bedding and rug are an easy, affordable way to update her room when she wants a new, more grown-up style.

Room for the important things. Let hobbies inspire the way a child’s room takes shape – Liam (9) likes to make sure his dressing-up costumes and LEGO bricks are stored in their own place. ‘Liam is proud of his modern and vintage furniture – the grey lockers belonged to his grandad in the fire service. As for the colour, green reflects Liam’s calmness,’ says Pia.

Room to change. ‘The kids spend more time in their rooms now, so they care more about how they look. Elle just started a new school and couldn’t wait to make her bedroom feel more like a big girl’s room. But neither of them has a desk as they prefer doing homework downstairs, so that still leaves some extra space for play,’ says Pia.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Interior stylist: Carl Braganza
Photographer: Dan Duchars
Artwork in Liam’s room: